Blog Posts tagged with American art

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Puye Cliff Dwellings, July, 13, 2015

New Mexico, July 13 and 14

Posted: July 25, 2015 12:43 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Sunday, July 12, was the last day of Art Santa Fe 2015. We loved being there and had many wonderful visitors. We were especially pleased that works by Peggy Bacon, William Baziotes, Isabel Bishop, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Angelo Pinto, (east-coasters all) were noticed and admired!   Monday, July 13, we drove to the Puye Cliff Dwellings, a National Historic Landmark and ancestral home of todays’ Santa Clara Pueblo Native Americans. The site is run by the Pueblo; the guides are members as well. The mesa is volcanic tuff, a light, easily cut material that was al...


Jeff & Amelia Jeffers, owners of both Garth's Auctioneers (Columbus, Ohio) and Selkirk Auctioneers (St.  Louis, Missouri)

Checking Up, Checking In & Checking Out Your Auction Firm

Posted: July 24, 2015 12:14 Last Updated: | Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

I work with collectors from all over the country. Many of the folks I meet tell me they just don't know how to compare auction and appraisal services. Do you choose the firm who offers the highest values when evaluating your items? Clearly, high values could simply be a tool for luring business. Do you go with the cheapest? Lower fees definitely do not mean highest return. What is the saying?  You get what you pay for? I always recommend that my potential sellers visit us for an auction, or - at the very least - check out our website before, during and after an auction...


Peggy Bacon, Seated Woman Smoking, 1930, ink drawing

ART SANTA FE, 2015

Posted: July 23, 2015 20:39 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  Sunday, July 12, was the last day of Art Santa Fe 2015. We loved being there and had many wonderful visitors. We were especially pleased that works by William Baziotes, Isabel Bishop, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Angelo Pinto, (east-coasters all) were noticed and admired! Peggy Bacon's ink drawing, Seated Woman Drawing, 1930, was one of the hits! (They just don't make cigarette holders like that anymore.)


Call for Abstract Art

Posted: July 20, 2015 09:15 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

The ArtisTTable is seeking art for its 2015 juried online all media Abstract Exhibition. Artists 18 and over are invited to submit art of all media for consideration in the show, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, orginal prints and more. Cash prizes are awarded to the first 3 places choosen by our juror. Submit your art by 02 August 2015. All the details and registration can be found online: www.ArtisTTableOnline.com/abstract15prospectus


Ron Pizzuti

Curating a Lifestyle: An Interview with Collector Ron Pizzuti

Posted: July 13, 2015 08:35 Last Updated: | Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

Ron Pizzuti is not easily intimidated. A successful real estate developer, Pizzuti possesses the perfect combination of tenacity and charm, with a straightforward nature that quickly fosters a sense of familiarity; traits that have undoubtedly contributed to the tremendous growth and reach of the company he founded nearly 40 years ago. However, the notoriously tough real estate industry, Pizzuti learned long ago, has nothing on the art world.​ From his earliest days in development, Pizzuti traveled - a lot. “I got tired of going to bars and cathedrals,” Ron says with a smile. “So, I ...


Edgar do Valle.  Lake in Blue.  Watercolor on Paper.  24"x18"

An Art-Filled August at Agora Gallery

Posted: July 07, 2015 00:57 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

August comes with two new exciting exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Idiosyncratic Expressions and Interpretative Realms present a collection of artists who turn the art world on its head. In Idiosyncratic Expressions, colors combine in unexpected ways, forms emerge from obscurity, and textures distort scenes into something wholly unique and important. Sharing the gallery, Interpretative Realms presents paintings that invite deep introspection, as these international artists present scenes of abstraction and familiarity, re-examining their subjects with their individual, invaluable perspective...


PETER GRIPPE, NEW YORK ABSTRACTION, 1944

ART SANTA FE

Posted: July 05, 2015 13:23 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE WILL BE SHOWING AT   ART SANTA FE BOOTH 208 SANTA FE CONVENTION CENTER 201 WEST MARCY STREET, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO     PREVIEW: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 5 TO 8 PM   RUN OF SHOW: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, JULY 10 THROUGH 11, 11 AM TO 6 PM   WE ARE FEATURING MODERNISM (SURREALISM, CUBISM, INDIAN SPACE, AND ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM): WILL BARNET, WILLIAM BAZIOTES, THURLOE CONOLLY, HOWARD DAUM, PETER GRIPPE, FANNIE HILLSMITH, FRANZ KLINE, HUGH MESIBOV, AND ANNE RYAN, AS WELL AS NEW YORK FIGURATIV...


Late Afternoon Gloucester by Childe Hassam, circa 1896

Majesty, Captured: American Impressionism

Posted: June 24, 2015 13:53 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Sun-drenched landscapes. Intimate domestic scenes. Bustling cityscapes. Viewed through the canvasses of the American Impressionists, the American experience is undeniably as diverse and compelling as the American spirit itself. While the Impressionist movement began as a distinctly French style, French-trained American artists of the late nineteenth century thrived in the United States, translating the lightly brushed, dynamic canvasses of their French compatriots into a manifestly American idiom. Simultaneously nationalistic, optimistic and nostalgic, these remarkable artists captured a s...


Women work on hooked rugs in 1929 | Nazmiyal

Hooked Rugs: An American Tradition

Posted: June 08, 2015 09:29 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Hooked Rugs -- American hooked rugs are as quintessentially American as jazz music is. Like the latter, it had a very humble beginning but grew to become a unique American tradition. Dismissed for its rustic and low quality until the early 20th century, handmade hooked rugs are now prized for their delightful folk art quality. Today, a thriving rug making industry had grown around it to meet the demands of a growing number of collectors. Rug hooking is a rug making technique that involves pulling loops or strips of fabric through a stiff woven base to make a rug...


Harold Miller.  Company Houses.  Oil on Linen on Wood.  12"x24"

Conversations and Color Revolutions: Two New Exhibitions in NYC

Posted: June 07, 2015 10:31 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This July, Agora Gallery presents two collective exhibitions to re-imagine and reinvigorate the world. Répartie in Art presents the work of international artists as they tackle the concept of “space” and those who occupy it. From landscapes to fragments of a scene, from human or animal subjects to something more abstract, the works open a dialog between artist and audience on a variety of levels. Rhapsody in Color is an exhibition of immeasurable vibrancy, presenting expert combinations and groupings of hue to produce carefully calculated reactions in the viewer. By applying their manipula...


Artist C.  Dianne Zweig exhibiting at Street Chic, June 4th-June 20th, Bodytalk Boutique, Avon, CT

STREET CHIC: ART & Fashion June 4th Opening, Bodytalk Boutique, Avon, CT

Posted: June 03, 2015 09:23 Last Updated: | C. Dianne Zweig

Channel your inner whimsy and join us for an evening of quirky, edgy, spontaneous orginal art along with a playful and stylish summer collection of contemporary fashion. Opening Wine and Cheese Reception with live music June 4th, 2015 5:30-8:00 Featured Artists Bill Healy David Holzman Zeb Mayer C. Dianne Zweig Come see original abstract mixed media, Surreal art, woodcuts, folkart, acrylic. Inside art show and outside activites include sidewalk drawing and painting. STREET CHIC IS  TOTALLY COOL !  What do Bill Healy, David Holzman a...


Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847–1919), Shanties in Harlem, 1874, oil on canvas, 18 x 32 inches, signed and dated lower left: R.  A.  Blakelock 1874

American Art Week Rewards Connoisseurship

Posted: May 28, 2015 14:58 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

It is nearly impossible to gauge the market for American paintings unless you are an active buyer. Industry professionals try to draw conclusions based on statistical measures that include sell-through rates, percent-above-high estimates, sales totals, mediums, and averages, all of which fail to assess or adjust for the most relevant determinants of value; issues such as condition, subject matter, size, framing, and dating have the most impact on sales results. Although I have not reviewed the statistics for the recent sales I can say with confidence that the market for quality wor...


Sunbather with Hose, 1936-39

WILLIAM BAZIOTES at Allentown Art Museum

Posted: May 25, 2015 15:01 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through August 23, 2015 WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.”   On Wednesday, June 3, at noon, Elaine Mehalakes will give a gallery talk on the exhibition. Call to reverse a space: 610-432-4333 ext.110. Museum members $15, Others $20.   Link to Gallery site: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_ar...


Hugh Mesibov, The Dance, 1937

Last Three Days for CCP WPA*JOBS Show

Posted: May 21, 2015 10:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Last three days – On view through Saturday, May 23 WPA*JOBS As George Biddle told FDR, artists are workers too! Will Barnet, Fred Becker, George Biddle, Michael J. Gallagher, Riva Helfond, Louis Lozowick, Hugh Mesibov, Claire Mahl Moore, Louis Schanker, Harry Sternberg, Lynd Ward. Center for Contemporary Printmaking 299 West Avenue Norwalk, CT The Center is located in the old carriage house of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion.   Link to Gallery site where show is illustrated: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=wpa   Hugh ...


Branko Miskovic.  He Cracked.  Ceramic and Steel.  53.5"x38-40"

Bodies and Spaces: Two Collective Exhibitions at Agora Gallery

Posted: May 18, 2015 05:22 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

This June, Agora Gallery will host two collective exhibitions that take on the challenge of redefining figures and spaces through a variety of artistic techniques. The artists featured in the exhibition In Reverie of Form tackle subjects of flora, fauna, and the human body, to examine various phenomena with their representations. Culture, psychology, and natural beauty are all considered by this talented array of artists, and are given a comprehensive re-examination through sheer technical mastery. Sharing the gallery, the artists in Spatial Articulation take their color, patterns, and geo...


William Baziotes, (Howling Creature), 1936-39

WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS

Posted: May 13, 2015 11:47 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Let’s Celebrate! Today is the first official day of the Baziotes show:   WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 Fifth Street Allentown, PA. Link to Museum site: http://www.allentownartmuseum.org/exhibition/william-baziotes-surrealist-watercolors   Link to Gallery site: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=baziotes   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.” &nbs...


Monday, 2 May, 1960

Fifty-Five Years Ago Today

Posted: May 02, 2015 15:54 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On May 2nd, 1960, Charles Burchfield made this drawing. Sheet 5 by 4 inches -- uneven top edge. With letter of August 20, 1996, from the Burchfield•Penney Art Center.


Michael J.  Gallagher, Wood Gatherer, 1935, wood engraving

Sunday at the CCP for the WPA*JOBS Show

Posted: April 22, 2015 15:49 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through May 23, 2015   Gallery Loan Exhibition: WPA*JOBS   CCP executive director and exhibition curator Laura Einstein selected the show from our extensive WPA-era collection. A percentage of the proceeds of sales from the exhibition will be donated to the Center.     Link to Gallery Site for Show Loans: http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=wpa     Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The Center is located in the old carriage house of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansio...


Colin Grant.  When in Rome.  Oil on Canvas.  48"x38"

May and June at Agora Gallery

Posted: April 17, 2015 01:20 Last Updated: | Elizabeth Duker Gold

The Australian and New Zealander artists featured in Out From Down Under & Beyond represent some of the finest emerging talent from the Oceanian art world. These artists draw inspiration from their nations’ histories, their natural splendor, the artists’ own travels across the globe, and their internal processes. They offer a unique and unforgettable view into a familiarly unfamiliar world. In Nicole Tremblay’s paintings, displayed in the solo exhibition, Sovereign Women / Femmes Souveraines, female subjects take on a presence that is larger than life. “I have always been fascinated by...


Employment Station, New York by Martha Walter, circa 1915

Liberation and the Modern Era: Women in Modern Art

Posted: April 15, 2015 13:34 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

This is the third of a three part series of blog posts preceding our exhibition Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art, on view at M.S. Rau Antiques now through May 4.  A time of tumult both socially and politically, the early 20th century is remembered as an era of upheaval in the Western world. Two world wars, economic hardships and social revolutions affected the course of social history, and the art of the period came to reflect the rapidly evolving landscape of a new modern era.  The power of the person truly culminated in the art of the period,...


Mid Century Modern Design: Space Age

Creating the Home of Tomorrow: The History of Mid-Century Modern Design

Posted: April 15, 2015 12:54 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Mid-Century Modern Design — When interior designers refer to “Mid Century Modern” design, they are referring to an aesthetic style based around the idea of streamlining everyday life using technology that was immensely popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s in the United States and Europe. After World War II, the industrialized nations of the world believed that the future success of their governments were heavily dependent on their ability to implement and adapt to changing technologies, and began to place a high emphasis on engineering, mechanization, and computer science. The effects ...


Call for Small Works for ArtisTTable Gallery Show at Richard App Gallery - Deadline Extended!

Posted: April 13, 2015 11:08 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

The submission deadline has been extended to 29 April for the Second Annual smaill works show of the ArtisTTable, hosted at the Richard App Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. • 2 LITTLE • An International Juried Exhibition at Richard App Gallery • An all media show with an open theme. • All Artwork must be for sale. • Longest dimension of the art must be 15" (38cm) or less. (Including frame) • Entry Fee $35 (Approximately €30) Submit up to 5 pieces for review online. • Submit online by: 29 April 2015 • Artist Acceptance Notification: 01 May 2015 • Artwork must be r...


Fine Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug 47483

Persian Art: Monir Farmanfarmaian Celebrates Her First Solo Exhibition in New York, at Guggenheim Museum

Posted: April 09, 2015 11:05 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

“I was a pretty Persian rug, an exotic find, so people invited me to things”  – Farmanfarmaian on her popularity in post-war American artists’ circles. Persian Art Exhibit at Guggenheim Museum – Persian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian, now over 90 years old, is celebrating a milestone in her life and artistic career: Her work is on view at the Guggenheim Museum through June 3rd, marking her first comprehensive solo exhibition in the United States. Persian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian was born in Qazvin, Iran, in 1924. She attended the Fine Arts College of Teh...


Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Unemployed Madonna, 1929.

Last Two Days! Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade,' 1929-1940

Posted: April 01, 2015 09:56 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through tomorrow, Thursday, April 2   Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade,' 1929-1940 Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, NYC. Works by GEORGE BIDDLE, ISABEL BISHOP, BERNARDA BRYSON SHAHN, WERNER DREWES, BLANCHE GRAMBS, RIVA HELFOND, MITCHELL SIPORIN, HARRY STERNBERG, and LYND WARD, are featured, as well as the entire Gift to Biro-Bidjan portfolio, 1937.   Curators Jill Bugajski and John Murphy originated the show at Northwestern University. The artists were largely members of either the John Reed Clubs or the Americ...


ArtisTTable Figure Show is now online.

Posted: March 27, 2015 10:51 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

Over 60 painters, sculptors, and photographers submitted to this juried online show and competed for cash prizes in four different categories. The exhibition is divided up into galleries that feature art by Women that make art of Women, Women that make art of Men, Men that make art of Women, Men that make art of Men. The show will be online until 04 June 2015 at http://bit.ly/Vaw9Vo Visit the show and you can decide who will win the People’s Choice Award by voting for your favorite art. You may see all of the prior ArtisTTable exhibitions in the archive section called Shelved. http:/...


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